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We invite you to enjoy these wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region.

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Latest Sightings:

Barred Owl in Harvard

November 12, 2018

A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this barred owl in Harvard.

Hawk and Sparrow in Southborough

November 12, 2018

A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ring-billed Gull at Hager Pond

November 12, 2018

A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Downy Woodpecker in Westborough

November 8, 2018

A downy woodpecker at Little Chauncy Pond in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker at Little Chauncy Pond in Westborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this downy woodpecker at Little Chauncy Pond in Westborough.

Nightcrawler in Holliston

November 4, 2018

A nightcrawler in Holliston, photographed by Nancy Shaw.
A nightcrawler in Holliston, photographed by Nancy Shaw.

Nancy Shaw photographed this nightcrawler in Holliston.

Gray Squirrel in Framingham

October 30, 2018

A gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough

October 26, 2018

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Red-tailed Hawks and Mallards in Natick

October 26, 2018

A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A red-tailed hawk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Mallards at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Mallards at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Mallards at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Mallards at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A mallard at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A mallard at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed two red-tailed hawks and five mallards at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.

Ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough

October 24, 2018

Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-necked ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ruddy ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed ring-necked ducks and a ruddy duck on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Red-tailed Hawk in Southborough

October 24, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Birds in Southborough

October 23, 2018

An American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American robin at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A palm warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A palm warbler at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-crowned sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-crowned sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American robin, an eastern bluebird, a European starling, a palm warbler, and a white-crowned sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Ring-billed Gulls in Marlborough

October 23, 2018

Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman captured this series of photographs of two ring-billed gulls challenging eachother at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Bobcat in Harvard

October 22, 2018

A bobcat in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this bobcat in Harvard.

Garter Snake at Lyons-Cutler

October 22, 2018

A common garter snake at Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Laura Mattei.
A common garter snake at Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Laura Mattei.

Laura Mattei photographed this common garter snake at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.

American Crow in Southborough

October 19, 2018

An American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this American crow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Harvard.

Canada Goose and Ring-billed Gull in Marlborough

October 19, 2018

A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mushrooms in Marlborough

October 18, 2018

A collage of mushroom photos by Karin Paquin.
A collage of mushroom photos by Karin Paquin.

Karin Paquin shared this collage of mushroom photos she captured between August and October.

Spotted Salamander in Sudbury

October 15, 2018

A spotted salamander in Sudbury, photographed by Marie Rock.
A spotted salamander in Sudbury, photographed by Marie Rock.

Marie Rock photographed this spotted salamander in Sudbury.

Earthstar Fungus at Memorial Forest

October 14, 2018

Earthstar fungus at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Donna DiFranco.
Earthstar fungus at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Donna DiFranco.

Donna DiFranco photographed this Earthstar fungus at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Red Fox in Maynard

October 12, 2018

A red fox in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red fox in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red fox in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red fox in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red fox in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A red fox in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed this red fox in Maynard.

Garter Snake at Wolbach Farm

October 10, 2018

A common garter snake at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Sanders.
A common garter snake at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Michael Sanders.

Michael Sanders photographed this common garter snake at the Founders' Garden at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer in Lincoln

October 10, 2018

White-tailed deer in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
White-tailed deer in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed these white-tailed deer in Lincoln.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

October 9, 2018

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mallard, and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds in Southborough

October 9, 2018

An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American goldfinches and a black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough. 

Owl calls in Lincoln

October 9, 2018

Norm Levey recorded the audio of an eastern screech-owl and a great horned owl in Lincoln.